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The Live Agency + Live Acts presents:

Aviator Shades with special guests Tokyo Bleu and Nine O'Clock Gun.

Aviator Shades (Vancouver) // http://aviatorshadesband.com/

Meet Aviator Shades a Classic Rock quartet from Vancouver, BC, whose catchy songs, strong work ethic, and tight as balls live show has taken them to the top of their local scene, and headed towards National breakthrough. In 2015 AVIATOR SHADES pulled off their first cross Canada tour, highlighted by a showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto; and completed 2 regional tours, all the while winning over new audiences and supporting the likes of HALESTORM ,APRIL WINE, MONSTER TRUCK, JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, DANKO JONES, ECONOLINE CRUSH , THE ODDS, THE LAZYS , and many more.Their 2014 release “ Ready To Blow ” was produced by Danny Craig (One Bad Son, Default) and showcases a modern take on no nonsense classic hard rock in the spirit of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and UFO. Ready to Blow spawned the band’s first single, “Who Do You Think You Are” which was released to radio in 2015 and garnered adds across multiple Canadian provinces, eventually charting at #42 on Canadian Active Rock.
The lifeblood of the band is Irish born Singer/Songwriter Dave Gorman , different incarnations of AVIATOR SHADES had been gigging around Dublin and Vancouver, with the essential lineup finally taking shape in 2013. Now including guitarists Daniel James and George Baker equally gifted lead players who complement each other’s playing magically! and drummer Spencer Tomlinson , whose thunderous drumming blends perfectly with Gorman’s grooving bass lines. Hot on the heels of their triumphant 2015, AVIATOR SHADES began 2016 working on new material, and are slated to hit the recording studio, where long time collaborator and producer Danny Craig will share production duties with the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith). This will take the band in 2017 at new level and they will be ready to take on the National Canadian music scene.

Tokyo Bleu (Vancouver) //

Tokyo Bleu is a Japanese band formed in Vancouver in 2014. Currently, members are Aki (guitar/vocals/programming), Yuki (drums).
The sound style is based by ambient and industrial rock. They've recorded first demo at Fader Mountain Sound in 2015 and they are the first Japanese band that recorded in Vancouver.

Nine O'Clock Gun (Vancouver) // http://www.nineoclockgun.ca/

In the waning notes of 2012, High School friends Chuck Konopski (Bass) and brothers Rick (Guitar) and Brandon (Drums) Corness set out to find a frontman to complete their lineup. Their search led them to Corey Fenton, former guitarist of the now defunct rock group “The Stone Pines” (https://thestonepines.bandcamp.com/). Not known on stage for his singing, Fenton had second thoughts about joining. However, the trio heard something special in the distorted vocal tracks of Corey’s demos and convinced him to give it a try.
The newly form band quickly began song-writing and finding the distinctive sound which would lay the foundation for their first EP released one year later (January 9th 2014), the night of their first show.
Recorded at Harbourside Studios in North Vancouver with producer Mike Slater (Slow Wave Saga),
the self-titled 6 song EP did well earning a spot as the lead track on UK-based Classic Rock Magazine’s indie compilation, "By Royal Appointment", distributed in issue 195.

Shortly after the release, Chuck announced his approaching departure from the group in order to pursue career opportunities in Toronto. One of his final shows with the band, a howler at the now defunct Electric Owl in Vancouver, featured local musical heavyweights “Grizzly Bones” and a mysterious acoustic set by former “The Coalition” frontman William John. Totally blown away by his performance, Corey recruited Will to be the lead guitarist for the reboot of the “The Stone Pines”. Although the project never did get off the ground, it did lead to Will’s assimilation into “Nine O’Clock Gun” as the new bassist and eventual lead guitarist when former Stone Pines bassist, Clark Buchanan, was asked to join.

The new quintet quickly gelled and set to work finishing off their follow up EP, STORMS, which had been put on hold following Chuck’s departure. The band is putting the wax on a full length album by early 2018.

Doors: 8PM// 19+
RAILWAY STAGE & BEER CAFÉ
579 Dunsmuir Street
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